Walnut-Crusted Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice

2013-02-15T00:00:00Z 2013-02-21T14:52:14Z Walnut-Crusted Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice nwitimes.com
February 15, 2013 12:00 am

Walnut-Crusted Pork Chops with Vegetable Wild Rice


4 (8-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops, trimmed

1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon dried sage

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup walnuts, finely ground

1 bacon slice

1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth


Cooking spray

1 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup diced carrot

2 teaspoons diced seeded jalapeño pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

1 1/2 cups finely trimmed chopped Swiss chard

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 cup chopped peeled Granny Smith apple

2 cups cooked wild rice

1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth $

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

DIRECTIONS: To prepare pork, place chops in a shallow dish; drizzle evenly with Worcestershire. Combine salt, sage, and black pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 3/4 teaspoon salt mixture. Add walnuts to remaining salt mixture; toss well. Press walnut mixture onto both sides of pork chops. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Cook bacon slice in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add pork chops to drippings in pan; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan. To prepare rice, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and next 3 ingredients (through garlic) to pan; cover and cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in reserved 3/4 teaspoon salt mixture, chard, mushrooms, and apple. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until carrot is tender. Stir in rice and 1/2 cup broth. Bring to a simmer; cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in bacon. Place 1 cup rice mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with 1 pork chop. Drizzle each serving with pan drippings, and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon parsley.

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